Call for Papers: Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture

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Wednesday 28 September 2022

The ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory invites submissions for a cross-disciplinary symposium dedicated to current research into ancient and historical metallurgy and metal material culture.

This symposium aims to foster links between Australian scholars across disciplines, including but not limited to history, art history, conservation, Classical studies and archaeology. We welcome submissions for papers and posters on current or recently completed projects relating to any aspect of the use of metals in ancient and historical societies around the world.

Examples include:
   • technical and archaeometallurgical studies
   • early and historical extractive metallurgy and metalworking
   • individuals, industries, institutions etc. associated with metallurgy and metalwork
   • object biographies
   • the role of metals in societies, whether economic, symbolic or otherwise.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words no later than Friday 14th October 2022 on this form:
Please send any enquiries to


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